5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

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5 days in Finger Lakes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Watkins Glen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fox Run Vineyards and Lakewood Vineyards. Step off the beaten path and head to Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park, learn about winemaking at Fulkerson Winery, and admire the sheer force of Shequaga Falls.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Watkins Glen trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Watkins Glen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Watkins Glen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dundee, Shequaga Falls, Ravines Wine Cellars - Keuka Lake, Fox Run Vineyards, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
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Watkins Glen State Park ©
Watkins Glen State Park
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard ©
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars ©
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 54, steep yourself in history at Harriet Tubman Home, then look for all kinds of wild species at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and finally contemplate the long history of Onondaga Lake Park. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Green Lakes State Park, contemplate the long history of Seward House Museum, and then deepen your understanding at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse trip website .

You can drive from Watkins Glen to Syracuse in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Syracuse, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Auburn, Green Lakes State Park, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Onondaga Lake Park
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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Harriet Tubman Home ©
Harriet Tubman Home
Seward House Museum ©
Seward House Museum
Beaver Lake Nature Center ©
Beaver Lake Nature Center

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